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and the horse barns. we love the place, you see and we would love to show you around. so that is our broadcast for this friday night and for this week. thank you for being here with us and good night from msnbc news headquarters here in new york. >> tonight on "all in" -- >> are there any russians here tonight? >> a counteroffensive begins. >> they're trying to cheat you. tonight new details on the mueller investigation as the white house attacks leakers and the president and his allies undercut the special prosecutor. >> i think mr. mueller is hurting his reputation. >> congresswoman maxine water joins me for the latest. >> and then beyond the red line. >> to look at a real estate deal from ten years ago, we would certainly object to that. >> and following trump's money and about those transcripts. >> why do you discriminate
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against boats? >> what we're learning about president trump from his talks with world leaders. "all in" starts right now. >> good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes. with special counsel robert mueller, the president and his allies are mounting a multi facetted counterattack suggesting it doesn't matter what mueller find because his attempt is an illegitimate attempt to overturn the will of the people. >> they can't beat us at the voting booths so they're trying to cheat you out of the future and the future that you want. they're trying to cheat you out of the leadership you want with a fake story that is demeaning to all of us. >> central to pushback is a claim that the so-called deep state is out to destroy the
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president in part through selective leaks of the media. >> all of this stuff is the deep state. it's real. it's a massive bureaucracy of people who believe in liberal, big government and they see donald trump as their mortal ene enemy. >> today sessions said that the justice department had tripled the number of criminal investigations involving illegal disclosures. >> we will investigate and seek to bring criminals to justice. we will not allow rogue, anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country. >> notably the president is also impressing sessions to go after hillary clinton. sessions hasn't gone there yet. but a group of house republicans last week called for a second special counsel to investigate clinton, james comey and loretta
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lynch. and last night in west virginia the president argued he is not the one with the real russia problem. >> what the prosecutors should be looking at are hillary clinton's 33,000 deleted e-mail and they should be looking at the paid russian speeches and the owned russian companies or let them look at the uranium she sold that is now in the hands of very angry russians. >> that last part is not true. she didn't sell any u aranium. also under attack is mueller, who enjoys a sterling reputation. despite that the president's allies are casting mueller's investigation as hopelessly compromised. >> mueller has put together a
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democratic hit squad that has donated tens of thousands of dollars to, let's see, democrats, including hillary clinton and barack obama. >> wikileak as julian assange is asking if mule seller is a, quo dirty cop. >> there's only one other nation in the world other than the u.s. that employs a grand jury, it's liberia. there's a reason why. because everybody now realizes that grand juries are an undemocratic farce. >> the heart of the argument is this. the president is the target of an illegitimate sub version of democracy that is an assault not just on the president but crucially on the people who put him in the only office, who should rise up if and when the indictments start rolling in. >> if they end up with an indictment against a family
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member just to, you know, just to get at donald trump when they couldn't get at him, there's going to be a real uproar, a real uprising in this country. >> joining me now congresswoman maxine waters of california. it's good to have you here. >> delighted to be here with you. >> ken starr said something this morning. he said you don't want prosecutors going on a fishing expedition. a lot of democrats laughed at that and cited irony because ken starr started investigating a land deal and then whitewater and then to monica lewinsky. but can't it get out of hand? >> no, i don't think so. i know and we all know he's looking at the possibility of collusion and aobstruction of justice. but when you're doing those kind of investigation, it is going to take you into some other areas and those areas could be very problematic, they could be criminal. so if that happens, then he has
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a responsibility to follow up on it. it's not a fishing expedition. >> but want that the argument that people made in defense of ken starr? they say you start on unthing, y -- one thing, you couldn't get him on whitewater, you couldn't get him on something else? they say past business practices. >> the fact of the matter is if the congress of the united states feels that given all this information that something is wrong, that the president of the united states is out of bounds, he's committed certain kinds of crimes, they can make the decision to impeach and the final analysis is with us to determine whether or not the information that we're receiving, whether it is directly having to do with collusion or obstruction of justice or we find that there was money laundering and that there were crimes committed
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because of the business rar arrangements. we have a responsibility to make a determination about whether or not he should be impeached. >> what do you think about the idea that mueller is conflicted? >> no, he's not compromised. as a matter of fact, he has a sterling reputation. not only does he have a sterling reputation, democrats and republicans believe if anybody is to do this kind of investigation, it's him. not only is he smart, not only has he done good work in the past -- >> so you trust him? >> oh, i do. i trust him and we think he's stacking up the correct way with people with the expertise that can help bring about the truth to all that is being looked at. >> are you confident that that reputation is going to hold? one of the things we've seen in this era is that the president is able to convince a sizable chunk of the country and often people in his party to zig if the other side says zag. do you think if it comes to a showdown with mueller that that
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reputation holds among republicans. >> mueller is going to win -- >> you seem very confident. >> i do, i do. but don't forget, i've made some predictions in the past and i've talked about some relationships in the past and have i talked about my suspicions in the past and i want to tell you drip by drip, people are finding out that there's more to this than maybe some people thought. and of course there's a lot of smoke and even now i think people are believing that there is some fire. so i think that not only is mueller the correct one, no, he is not conflicted, they are going to put their little team together, the right wingers, and they're going to roll out every day with a new accusation because it's not going to hold. >> what do you think -- some colleagues of yours on the republican side of the aisle in congress want a special counsel for hillary clinton, the president has called on jeff sessions. what would it mean constitutionally if congress or
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the department of justice were to take that step at the president's command? >> well, it's not going to happen to begin with. they've investigated hillary clinton and they've investigated hillary clinton. they've investigated hillary clinton. and she has shown that she can stand there, sit there and give them the information, answer all of the questions, debunked all of their theories and she's won. and so enough is enough. and they can't go there. >> al and dershowitz, a prominent law professor, he emerged as a real defender of the president recently. had something to say about the citing of the grand jury in washington, d.c. today. this is him talking about where the grand jury is located. >> the second one is important because of where it is. it gives the prosecutor the power to indict in the district of colombia, which is a district that is heavily democratic and it would have a jury being very
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unfavorable to trump and the trump administration. it gives the prosecutor a tremendous tactical advantage. >> he went on to talk about the ethic and racial make-up, do you think it's unfair -- >> it's unfair. he's saying all of those black people are there, they don't like trump, he's not going to get a fair trial. i don't like that and i'm surprised that alan dershowitz is talking like that and we will not stand for it. we will push back against that because that is absolutely racist. >> maxine waters, congresswoman from california. it's nice to have you here in person. >> delighted to be here. thank you. >> you have sources inside the white house, what are they sort of thinking of it becomes clearer and clearer, there is a real thing happening with robert
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mueller with very real and serious people and real and serious subpoena power? >> absolutely. but more what will happen with regards to mueller and his legal team is what senior aides in the white house are currently worried about what the president of the united states himself might do in the coming days, in the coming weeks as he reads more negative coverage regarding and watches more it have on cable news regarding what's going on with the mueller investigation, how furious he gets about it. this could have to do with his various flirtations with regards to does he order the sacking of robert mueller as he has sort of flirted with in a much publicized for example interview or even something as simple of does he set off a brarage of angry tweets about this that could easily be legally and politically complicated. >> we think of it as the
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president's defenders are rushing to his his defense and towing the line. but also the president of the united states watches a lot of cable news and fox news and he can watch them attack mueller and plants in his head that he should fire mueller, which is a very real possibility it would seem. >> i i do think it's a real impossibility. i think he watches cable television -- it's never more than a little bit removed from his hourly or five-minute consciousness and he sees vocal defenders on cable news and also people attacking his enemies. that goes straight on his twitter feed. at the at the route of attorney general jeff sessions. the real dinger to the president right now is what he himself may
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do. i think the latest actions, the news of the empanelling of the grand jury will and if he could impose some discipline on himself. he may not be touched by this at all. it's not clear yet. >> is it your understanding there are folks inside the white house actively trying to make sure he does not take steps like the ones you floated so that he doesn't incur further legal jeopardy? >> yes. most importantly, first and foremost, they have been advising the president rather gently but diligently, i should say, over the last few weeks and months that ordering the firing of robert mueller would be a horrible course of action. in fact, there are bad words that i can't use on the air right now in terms of how they've used to describe what would happen that would be politically cat traffic if he were to do so. but back to your earlier point.
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when you see this on the lip, on news, in terms of russia and trump related news, mueller related in news, el the president will literally yell at his tv screen when he sees more and more result-resomething that i don't think can be understated, how furious aaggrieved he can feel when had it seems to me -- do you feel that the white house is sort of taking a turn in how they approach this? the president sort of for the rightly directly. i feel like i've seen that narrative co here or take shape in an aggressive fashion. do you feel the way way?
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>> in a certain way i think trump has been hammering home to this a imsame point that the system is rigged and he's coming back to it on this russia investigation that they're out to find something. this is a fake story, regardless they're trying to illegitimate miz his victory and to steal it not only from i think a core segment of his support perceers if it were shown or demonstrated that clearly trump was getty about this, i don't think it would make any difference again. what trump has suggested over and over again, however bad he is, he's preferably to hillary clinton. many polls show most people do believe russia interfered in the
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election. most people do believe that trump colluded in some haze reway and yet i do this they still find him preferably to the alternative. >> the facts may sort of chang their views about the facts rather than change their views about donald trump. thank you both for your time tonight. >> thank you. >> robert mueller's vast team appears to be crossing the president's lines. how the president might respond after the two-minute break. you don't let anything
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ever since president trump agreed in an interview with the "new york times" that mueller's investigation would cross a red line if it looked at his finances, they have suggested he has a limited purview in his investigation. but they gave mueller more authority. any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation and any other matters within the scope of the law. there have in fact been headlines for two weeks that mueller's investigation is looking into the president's financial ties. and just as republicans appear ready to stop president trump from firing or directing anyone to fire special counsel mueller, there are now republicans willing to dismiss any possibility of the president drawing a red line.
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>> that i believe the special counsel has a very broad mandate. and she follow the leads wherever they may be. the president can't set red lines for bob mueller. >> well said. >> joining me now, pulitzer prize winner, author of the making of donald trump. someone who spent a lot of time reporting on donald trump. my question is, do you think he has reason to fear mueller on that score? >> oh, i think he has tremendous reason to fear mueller on that score. remember that donald's principal bank is deutsch bank which has been fined over $600 million for laundering money for oligarchs. there's a letter saying that he authorized a tax fraud. and donald owned 18% of the profits, ended up in an icelandic bank. he has a lot to worry about. >> let me ask you, this is
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someone in public life for many years and he's been the subject of a lot of attention. and he has run into problems with civil suits, he's been fined. but he never has had any criminal convictions. never been indicted over financial regularities. and there's something to be said for living in the spotlight that long and not bringing down the law upon you. right? >> well, yes. i once had the mob's number two hit man in the western u.s. in my home telling me about the people he killed, and the fbi and local cops backed up his story. and harry was very proud of the fact that he had never been arrested for his crimes. many people who cheat and he swindle and steal as donald has done have never been arrested. that's not a measure of anything. >> what do you think about the idea of trip wires as they go along?
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it seems to me that it is going to be the case, they're going to start to look at the finances and start pulling on threads. and they're very complex finances, whether they're all above board or not. that seems to be very established. they're very complex. >> yes. but the things that they'll be able to are transfers of money. it is mostly the irs who does this. they're very good at finding it. and once they uncover a few keys and get some people to cooperate, if there were illicit flows of money and money laundering and what amounted to payoffs, they will final those things and remember they'll start with people on the outer edge. perhaps then some with prosecution, and leverage them as they move toward the center. and donald is very worried that finally he has an investigation he can't compromise or run out the clock on, as he has done with numerous previous investigations of himself.
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>> that strikes me as important. you've reported other times he's had investigations looming over him and the steps he's taken to make sure they didn't get to him. and it does appear, do you feel like we're watching history repeat itself? >> here, i don't think he's going to be able to do what he's done in the past. either run out the clock, compromise the investigation, and go rat out other people. in this case he has a team of incredible people going after him. those 16 lawyers that have gone to work for bob mueller, they didn't leave their million dollar jobs at a big law firm for a a two-week job or a lark. they were persuaded by mueller. this is important historic work and you need to be on the team. >> all right. thank you for your time. >> thank you. coming up, an incredible look into how president trump operates when he thinks nobody is listening. more fallout from the transcripts and what the
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so much of what we know has come from leaks in the press. michael flynn was forced out in february for failing to come clean about his conversations with the russian ambassador during the transition. in the early days of the administration, after learning flynn had been lying about the conversations, then the acting attorney general alerted the white house counsel multiple times, going through proper channels to warn the administration. one of the top national officials might be vulnerable to russian blackmail and nothing happened. flynn remained on the job. it was not until weeks later after anonymous officials leaked
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to the "washington post" that flynn had in fact talked about sanctions, something flynn had denied, the vice president had not told the truth about, the president finally asked his national security adviser to resign. the leaks are the real problem and attorney general jeff sessions is at least partly to blame. the -- last week the president took a position. so today the attorney general responded announcing a crackdown on leaks which could include severe repercussions for the journalists. >> since january, the number has more than tripled the number of active leak investigations.
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the fbi has devoted resources to leak sources and created a new counterintelligence unit in the management of these cases. one of the things we are doing is reviewing policies affecting media subpoenas. we respect the important role that the press plays and we'll give them respectful but it is not unlimited. >> this comes a day after one of the most astounding and controversial leaks of the trump presidency so far. the transcripts of the president's calls with foreign leaders. when you have allergies, it can seem like triggers pop up everywhere. luckily there's powerful, 24-hour, non-drowsy claritin. it provides relief of symptoms that can be triggered by over 200 different allergens. live claritin clear.
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we are stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth. we are cracking down strongly on sanctuary cities and in order to
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stop the drugs, gangs and traffickers, we are building a wall on the southern border. >> watching donald trump perform before a crowd as he did last night, you can't help but wonder what he's like behind closed doors as he carries out his duties? is he the same guy who shows up to international summits and situation room briefings? we now have at least a partial answer to that question because have leaked transcripts of phone calls with the president of mexico. in many ways, it reveals the same donald trump we've come to know. brag a -- bragadocious and uncomprehending about even the basic points of policy. the president showed another side. displaying a striking cynic i about the promises he made to
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his voters and he that he was on the con. he said the fact is we are both in a little bit of a political bind because i have to have mexico pay for the wall. i have to. they're going to say who will pay for the wall? and we should both say we will work it out. it will work out in the formula somehow. the wall was the president's most central campaign pledge but listen to how he described it. believe it or not, this is the least important thing that we're talking about but politically, this might be the most important thing we talk about. >> i'm joined by editor of "the rolling stone." what did you make of that? >> it's hilarious. it shows donald trump in his unvarnished natural state. he is exactly the same person except with an extra layer of craven cynical self-interest. it was a fascinating read. >> he also has this, they're
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sending judges to chicago, new york, i won new hampshire because new hampshire is a drug-infested den. it is coming from the southern border. i would never call -- you wouldn't in a normal conversation, just a normal gracious person talk about a place like that. >> he repeated a constant theme. he talks about where he won and why and by how much. and to be fair, in new hampshire, he did constantly talk about the drug problem. in his mind, this is what it sounds like when he doesn't have a crowd in front of him. new hampshire's a dump. that's why i won. >> and there's this amazing back and forth where basically, turnbull, america has agreed to take a certain number of refugees and trump hates it because it is bad for his brand. and trump trying to explain the policy, he just doesn't get it. in a basic way, he doesn't understand. >> turnbull is trying to help him out. he is saying, look, we can both come out looking good in this. you don't have to take anybody. all you have to do is say you're
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in the process. you could have none come in. and trump is like, it doesn't penetrate to the absolute inner center of his brain. it doesn't get that far. all he knows is it will look bad in the press. to a certain audience. >> that his brand is the guy who turns away refugees. >> right. i'll look like a dope. >> you wrote a piece saying there's no way to survive the trump white house. i wonder if you think, if there's a relationship between degree to which this is an individual really doesn't care about policy, he doesn't have any governing principle other than the brand of the candidate is that the amount of insane back biting and fighting we see in the white house. >> it is the politics. the stakes are so low. and in the case of trump, there's no organizing principle. people aren't fighting for any good reason. they're just fighting. and there's no -- he's just
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sewing chaos and he's basically bored. that's the governing principle. he changes his mind constantly. people fall in and out of favor at a rapid pace. that's what's going on in this white house. >> do you think he enjoys the drama? >> it is really interesting, priebus, when there was that whole back and forth between priebus and scaramucci, that he was sour on priebus because he didn't fight back. he was acting like a reality show producer. on the one hand, he's the president. he should want absolute quiet and a lack of distraction. and rancor coming out of white house. he wanted rancor coming out of white house which is so bizarre. >> we have reporting that it is not the transcripts that
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indicate similar themes. this is tow afghanistan policy. saying i call the president the two-minute man. there is one that says chose christopher wray to be the fbi christopher rey to be the fbi director because he basically got bored of the search. and the last person he talked to wanted it. >> we've had presidents before who have had short attention spans. trump takes to it an extreme. >> he is in the twitter era. a millisecond too long to pay attention. >> how do you think it plays out? two schools of thought. people that are, opposing the president, are both happy but at the same time he is the individual who is the president of the united states. >> i think the problem is that the trump's personality is over mercurial and explosive, he won't ever be able to achieve true stability. this move with kelly is very typical of what he's trying to do.
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in a moment of clarity he sees he has to impose discipline but inevitably he'll tire of kelly. there will be an upheaval and then we'll see an absolute repeat of all the craziness that happened. i think we'll see ever tighter. >> as a factual note, the president won the primary but not in the general. >> thank you very much. still ahead, president trump's director of strategic communication explains what the president meant when he called the white house a real dump. and an update from pharma bro. whoooo.
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there's a good chance there's no jail sentence at all. if it is a year, that's four he months at club fed. i'll play basketball and tennis and x-box and be out on the streets very quickly. >> that was martin live streaming his prediction. he spoke with a reporter, he depicted his life as rather mod -- modest with a focus on philanthropy. >> this is the life i live. i don't buy fancy things. i donated $2 million to the wutang -- >> >> you donated money -- >> i got a mixed tape in return. i bought an album. it was a wonderful investment. people may see that as splurging.
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today president donald trump headed to his golf club in new jersey billing it as working vacation while the white house gets much needed repairs. along with installing a high- volume air conditioning system, the work may include replacing worn carpets and addressing other issues. while at his golf course, he was spending time away from washington because that white house is a real dump. the president called the story, quote, fake news and totally untrue but the reporter pushed back pointing out that trump's comment was made in front of eight or nine people and telling msnbc that white house strategic communications director confirmed it. >> i talked to people in the original conversation and they recalled it in vivid detail. i understand why the president
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so i just wanted to say, buckets of stuff -- >> is one of them climate? >> yes, one of them's climate. one of them is sort of like broadly how politics are different now than how they were 15 years ago. citizens united. i'm interested to hear your thoughts on that and then some 2016 stuff. >> okay. >> you can decline. >> i'm not going to commit news. >> i know. but i'll try to get you to. >> oh, we'll talk about climate. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. i got to feed the beast, mr. president vice president.
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>> that kfconversation about feeding the beast made it into his new movie. we did end up talking about climate change back in 2015 as promised. this week i got to talk with al gore again about the realities and the politics of climate change and why he's hopeful about possible solutions to the crisis like investment in renewable energy. >> the difference between solar electricity unsubsidized being more expensive than fossil fuel electricity and less expensive is not a trivial difference. it's like the difference between 33 degrees and 32 degrees. it's the difference between more than one degree, it's the difference between ice and water. and in markets the difference between the new alternatives being more expensive and cheaper than existing energy is the difference between markets that are frozen up and markets where there are liquid flows of investments. for the last seven years, chris,
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on a global basis the investments in new generating capacity for renewables have far outstripped the investments in fossil energy. in this country last year 75% of all the new electricity generation came from solar and wind and virtually none from coal. the ball was from gas. >> that brings me to the central issue, which is politics. the mechanisms are all about politics, about global and domestic politics. i want to ask about -- there's a moment in the film when you talk about the 2000 election. and it made me think about key yotio, the u.s. was going be to a party to kyoto, a republican gets in, pulls out of an international climate treaty. we is literally recreated that 16 years later and at both
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points, that was a big moment, a fork in the road for the planet and for the country. >> yeah. >> why did it happen again, i guess is my question. >> well, i don't think very many people voted for trump on the basis of the climate issue. actually, a plurality of his voters wanted us to stay in paris. a majority of republican voters and two-thirds of the american people. and the pattern we were talking about -- >> but that -- what is key about that, right, is that preference wasn't strong enough to override other things in the fate of this issue. >> that's right. but another big change in the last decade in addition to the technological developments, making clean energy and sustainability far more affordable, the climate related extreme weather events have become far more serious, far
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more common and evident. we're seeing these rain bombs now on a regular basis because the water cycle is being disrupted by 90% of the global warming heat going into the oceans and evaporating much more moisture which comes over the land and causes extreme events and the ice is melting and the droughts are deeper and you know the whole story. so people are feeling this now. and in politics and in social movements, the pattern we were talking about in technology also is sometimes evident there. i'll give officer quick example. you could take the civil rights movement or abolition or women's suffrage in the anti-apartheid movement, nelson mandela once said it's always impossible until it's done. take the kay rights movement, if
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somebody told me in 2017 gay marriage would be legal in all 50 states, accepted, honored and celebrated by two-thirds of the people, i would have said i hope so but i think it's wildly unrealistic and naive. it happened because the strawmen were pushed aside and people focused on the central choice of wh what's right and what's wrong. that's the point where at -- >> climate is is a cultural issue. it's why you've become this kind of bette noir. they're not really talking about the science of it, they're talking about those liberals who aren't like you who want to tell you what to do, who are associated with a whole bunch of cultural baggage that you shouldn't like. and i guess the question is like that defines all our politics
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but nowhere to me is it stronger and no more hard to defeat than in this place because you need to motivate people to do stuff that's very difficult to do. >> there's an old saying in tennessee where i grew up that if you see a turtle on top of a fence post you can be pretty sure it didn't get there by itself. when we see the united states as the only country in the world with these persistent levels of denial among a shrinking minority but still there, we can be pretty sure it didn't happen about itself. the large carbon polluters have spent between $1 billion and $2 billion, taking the play book from the industry, they hired actors and dressed them up as doctors and put them on camera to falsely reassure people there was no health risks to smoking
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cigarettes and a hundred million people died. the good news is people are beginning to see that. so this culture war that you're talking about, if you put it in the larger context of what's happening to people's wages and to their lives, we're seeing huge changes in the global economy and in the american economy. wages have stagnated for middle-income families for decades now. and there is a lot of understandable unrest and elites were slow to recognize it because the increasing ineequality kept the elite incomes going up. meanwhile hyper globalization flung jobs to low-wage venueuev automation started hollowing out a lot of jobs in retail, for example. so people started challenging the reliability of experts and
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the policies that were supposed to improve their lives. >> you were one of them. >> absolutely. and i will own up to that, although i think in the 90s we did a heck of a lot better job than what followed because we respected the social contract that even as we recognize the inevitable changes that are driven by technology and the economy, we have an obligation to those who are hurt and damaged by it to have the education and job training and the creation of new opportunities by working to the through the instruments of self-government where the market's not going to take care of it itself. s surrendering everything to the markets and abandoning the policies to heal the damage, that's what's really caused this tremendous unrest. so a demagogue says we're going to return to the past, everything's going to be fine,
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that has an understandable appeal. it's not working because it was never based on reality. >> vice president al gore, it's great to have you. the movie is called "an we have a special program tonight. trump under siege, and we are live right now with some late-breaking news this evening from "the new york times." special counsel mueller's investigators have just made contact with the white house. they're demanding documents about michael flynn's ties to foreign powers. that i can tell you is a first. meanwhile, trump under siege from the grand jury, the internal leaks, and punching back today through a cabinet official that trump of course recently disdained, attorney general jeff sessions. calling for a crackdown on the leakers and on the press. i am ari melber, and this is a special hour of "the last word." >> donald trump is officially on vacation. >> as new signs robert mueller's russia investigation is growing in intsi


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